|Moone High Cross Hotel II - Bolton Hill - Bullaun Stone||Moone High Cross Hotel III & IV - Bolton Hill - Bullaun Stone|
It's amazing that these bullaun's have gone unremarked for so long. They are located at the Moone High Cross Hotel. This one is positioned over the road from the front door of the hotel beside a field gate.
There are two good sized bullauns set towards one end of the boulder. It is now free standing, but it is very probable that it was set into the ground where it orignally stood. Each bullaun is 30cm in diameter and hemispherical.
This and the one outside the pub door came from the Castledermot area.
This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.
Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.
Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.
The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.
UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.
ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.